Yui Ugai was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She majored in drama at high school and studied dance and music at Kobe College. Yui obtained a professional ballet RAD training and she was awarded a prize for excellence in dance by Dance Dance Dance Magazine in 2008. Yui holds a BFA and an MFA in Dance from York University. During her study, she has received seven scholarships and awards. She has danced and toured nationally and internationally with Kashe Dance Company, Ballet Creole, Kaeja d’Dance, The Toronto Blue Jays, Limitless Productions, The Parahumans, The Little Pear Gar-den Dance Company, Anima Inc. (Mexico/Peru) and many more. In Japan, she produced the annual dance event, “Dance Kotoen” sponsored by Nishinomiya City in order to support youth dance artists and the community since 2011.